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YBG runners go the miles to help find families
for kids in foster care.

You Gotta Believe is a proud official charity partner in the TCS NYC Marathon on Sunday, November 5, 2023

Supporters nationwide can participate in various running or fitness activities to raise awareness and funding for You Gotta Believe!

Every mile you run will have more meaning because of your commitment to raising money to connect foster youth to the loving permanent families they need and deserve!

Make your 26.2 miles through the five boroughs more meaningful.

You Gotta Believe will be an official charity partner at the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 5.

The TCS New York City Marathon is one of the city’s most anticipated and iconic annual sporting events, attracting runners and spectators of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities from around the world. More than 50,000 runners are expected this year, after the race returned to full capacity last year.

Have the ultimate race experience while adding more meaning to your miles by raising money for the most vulnerable youth in foster care.

If you are interested in getting active and fundraising for our youth, please get in touch with us!

If you already have an entry but would like to support You Gotta Believe by fundraising, please get in touch with Meghan Wood at

Meghan Wood

Meghan Wood


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Meet Our Runners


“My wife and I are adopting an older child through You Gotta Believe! They do incredible work to connect kids at risk of aging out of foster care with permanent family. We have taken 30 hours of classes, completed mounds of paperwork and a homestudy, and have begun the process of matching with a child who need permanent, loving parents. That’s why I’m thrilled to run for YGB on November 5., Please join me on the road to 26.2 by making a donation – any amount will make a difference.”


“I am running the 2023 NYC marathon for two reasons. Most importantly, I want to give back to a well deserving cause. I also am running to remind myself that saying you want to accomplish a goal is not enough. You need to get out there and do it! We are only on this planet for so long. Putting action behind intention will enrich your life.”


“Family (and education) are pillars of my identity and the roots which help me grow and stretch towards my goals. Every child, no matter the age, deserves a foundation and the love / support to build their identities, creativities and careers that align with their dreams and goals as individuals. I run to give those children a chance”